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The Ludovisi Throne

In the series of great sculptures in Rome, another of my favourites is the Ludovisi Throne in the national museum of Palazzo Altemps. In this palace near Piazza Navona,  is … Continue reading

July 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Dying Gaul

The Romans left us a great legacy, which today helps us understand better their ancient civilisation. They recorded practically everything in the form of engravings, mosaics, reliefs and sculpture, the … Continue reading

July 20, 2011 · 9 Comments

The most celebrated Apollo

The Belvedere Apollo in the Vatican Museum is one of the most famous sculptures from the Antiquity. It became particularly celebrated in the 18th century, when art historian Johann Joachim … Continue reading

June 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

More Borromini or rather Bernini?

Francesco Borromini and Gian Lorenzo Bernini were opposite in everything: character, personality, artistic style, and tastes yet they both created the Roman Baroque style. Their respective works are present all … Continue reading

April 12, 2010 · Leave a comment
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